Friday, April 24, 2015

A new post has been added to Images of Old Hawaii®

Makanau A small hill, called Makanau, was where Keoua, the last rival of Kamehameha, surrendered himself up to the warriors under Kaʻiana, by whom he had been conquered in two successive engagements. A heiau was visible to Stokes during his evaluation of Hawaiʻi heiau (1901-1919;) however, later destroyed when sugarcane was planted there. As you drive this area of Kaʻū, you can look up the side of Mauna Loa and see Makanau, the tabletop hill. Click the following link for more:
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

The King vs Greenwell

Henry Nicholas Greenwell was indicted for murder in the Second Degree.  “(A) Chinaman (Salai) had run away … and the Chinaman was down and Mr Greenwell was beating him with his fists.”  He died.

The matter was handed over to the jury. “The jury after an absence of half an hour returned a unanimous verdict of not guilty.”  (Hawaiʻi Reports; Supreme Court, 1853)

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Royal Palm

The Royal Palm is symbolic in the design of Hawaiʻi’s State Capitol.  Forty columns, 60-feet high surround the building, representing Royal Palm trees.

On September 9, 1850 Gerrit Parmele Judd's wife shaked out some small round seeds after his trip to Kingston, Jamaica.  The Judds then first planted the seeds on the grounds of Judd's sister, Mrs Asher B Bates (at the corner of Bates and Nuʻuanu.)

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hilo Yacht Club

While the Club’s website suggests it formed in 1913, the January 20, 1897 issue of Pacific Commercial Advertiser noted, “The past week has recorded another innovation in Hilo the organization of the Hilo Yacht Club ….”  The original site of the Club was the CC Kennedy home situated near Reeds Bay.

By 1919 the growth and success of the Club prompted members to begin a drive to replace the Kennedy house. Having lost the lease, the Hilo Yacht Club, in 1939, moved, again, relocated and renovated the Keaukaha home of Frank Harlocker, on 2.84-acres.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Future Farmers

Boys were leaving the farms. In 1928, 33 students from 18 states gathered in Kansas City to form the Future Farmers of America.  On April 20, 1929, Charter Number 13 of the Future Farmers of America was issued to the Hawaiian Association.

By winning the State association award in 1934, the Hawaiian Association became the outstanding association of the Future Farmer organization for that year.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bingham Tablet

The land at Punahou was given to the Binghams (it was considered to be a gift from Kaʻahumanu, Kuhina Nui or Queen Regent at that time,) but by missionary rules, it was really given to the mission as a whole.  Their home site is now marked by a tablet.

“The memorial tablet is a simple but beautiful affair. On a grass mound in the shape of a truncated pyramid is a pedestal of lava rock on which is a great rough lava boulder hewn out from the slopes of Rocky Hill. On its rough face is an oval bronze tablet”.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

General Meeting

The missionaries were scattered across the Islands, each home was usually in a thickly inhabited village, so that the missionary and his wife could be close to their work among the people.

Very prominent in the old mission life was the annual “General Meeting” where all of the missionary families from across the Islands gathered at Honolulu from four to six weeks.  The primary object of this gathering was to hold a business; it was also social.

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